1 Overviews

This ‘old’ contribution briefly discusses the developments and characteristics of journalism on the Internet and refers to the public journalism debate, in particular its traditional definition as a top-down profession. The authors argue that the combination of technological, professional and cultural levels of convergence socially constructs ‘network journalism’.

  • Beckett, Charlie (2010) The value of networked journalism. Polis, London School of Economics and Political Science.

This report wants to stimulate discussion about the state of journalism and to encourage investment in the future of new forms of news production. Above all, it wants to stimulate discussion among journalists, citizens and policy-makers to think about value and use of journalism to society, economy and individual.


  • Deuze, Mark (2005) What is journalism? Professional identity and ideology of journalists reconsidered. Journalism, 6(4), pp. 442-464.

How do ideal-typical values as public service, objectivity, autonomy, immediacy, ethics change in a context of fast-changing technology and society? Multimedia developments and multiculturalism are similar forces of change considering how journalists give meaning to their newswork.


  • Deuze, Mark (2004) What is multimedia journalism 1? Journalism Studies, 5(2), pp. 139-152.

This paper offers an analysis of the social and cultural context of multimedia in journalism, its meaning for contemporary newsrooms and media organizations, and its current practices in Europe and the United States and analyses the professional and academic literature in Europe and the United States, using the concept of media logic as a theoretical framework.


  • Deuze, Mark (2005) Towards professional participatory storytelling in journalism and advertising. First Monday, 10(7).

This paper discusses the history and examples of media work combining various elements of storytelling as a hybrid form between content and connectivity, and considers the normative and economical implications for the professional identity of media workers in journalism and advertising.


  • Franklin, Bob (2012) The future of journalism. Journalism Studies, 13(5-6), pp. 663-681.

What will be journalism in the future, reflecting developments in media technologies, shifting business strategies for online news, changing media organisational and regulatory structures and the fragmentation of audiences? This paper focuses on journalism transformation due to political, sociological and cultural changes.


  • Luyendijk, Joris (2012) Thinking beyond the box. International Journal of Communication, 6, pp. 2919-2922.

A response to Van der Haak, Bregtje; Parks, Michael & Castells, Manuel (2012) by a writer and journalist of The Guardian. Starting from his experimental blog for The Guardian in London, he explains the need to rethink the audience in the interactive and iterative world of the Web.


  • Peters, Chris & Broersma, M.J. (2013) Rethinking Journalism: Trust and Participation in a Transformed News Landscape, Routledge.

This book tries to understand the structural transformation journalism is undergoing during this times of financial and authority crisis. It explores the interrelation between the news media attempts to combat decreasing levels of trust, the emerging forms of news and the new dialogues between journalists and audiences.


  • Angela Phillips (2014) Journalism in Context: Practice and Theory for the Digital Age, Routledge.

Journalism has always been an early adopter of new technologies and this book looks at the way in which power flows through media organisations, while platforms keep on changing, influencing not only what journalists choose to present to their audiences but how they present it and then what their audiences do with it, using examples from across the world.


  • Quandt, Thorsten & Singer, Jane B. (2009) Convergence and cross-platform content production, in Wahl-Jorgensen, Karin & Hanitzsch, Thomas The Handbook of Journalism Studies, Routledge, pp. 130-144.

This chapter considers technological, social, and ethical aspects of the buzzword “convergence”. It begins by defining convergence and outlining some of its overall effects within the newsroom, involving then newsroom roles and routines, journalistic content, and the contributions of users within a networked digital environment.


  • Schlesinger, Philip & Doyle, Gillian (2015) From organizational crisis to multi-platform salvation? Creative destruction and the recomposition of news media. Journalism 16(3), pp. 305-323.

This study presents case studies of the strategies pursued by the Financial Times and The Telegraph in migrating from print to digital. It shows how new conceptions of the news business are being articulated by managements, how production is being reshaped and increasingly driven by data analytics, and poses questions about the impact of these changes on journalistic practices.


  • Schrøder, Kim Christian & Larsen, Bent Steeg (2010) The shifting cross-media news landscape: Challenges for news producers. Journalism Studies, 11(4), pp. 524-534.

This article offers new insights, starting from Habermas’s notion of the public sphere, and its recent reconceptualizations in theories of “cultural citizenship”, “civic agency” and “public connection”, and operationalizes these theories through the concept of users’ perceived “worthwhileness” of news media, a user-anchored concept which incorporates the different functionalities of the situational cross-media use of news by citizen/consumers in everyday life.


  • Siapera, Eugenia & Veglis, Andreas eds. (2012) The Handbook of Global Online Journalism, Wiley‐Blackwell.

This book (that contains original theory, research data, reviews of existing studies) features a collection of readings from international practitioners and scholars that represent a comprehensive and state-of-the-art overview of the relationship between the internet and journalism around the world, from the USA to Brazil, and from Germany to China.


  • Van der Haak, Bregtje; Parks, Michael & Castells, Manuel (2012) The future of journalism: Networked journalism. International Journal of Communication, 6, pp. 2923-2938.

In the global network society the ways in which journalism is produced, distributed, used are changing and, in spite of the crisis of the media industry (not of journalism), we could have journalists equipped to perform data collection, interpretation or storytelling: better and more independent journalists.


  • Hepp, Andreas (2013) The communicative figurations of mediatized worlds: Mediatization research in times of the ‘mediation of everything’. European Journal of Communication, 28(6) 615–629.

The article explores the communicative change through the concept of mediatization. It is discussed as being a concept to capture the interrelation between the change of media and communication on the one hand, and the change of culture and society on the other hand.


The article maps theoretical trends within the interdisciplinary domain of journalism studies. The method used is an analysis of metadata keywords and abstracts of the two most internationally acknowledged journals dedicated to journalism studies: Journalism—Theory, Practice and Criticism and Journalism Studies.

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